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Weed Whacking woes

 

I wanted to be a jazz singer. I went to University to please my parents but ultimately I was just biding my time so that I could find a few musicians, form some sort of ensemble and hit the road! I had little interest in having a family, could not see myself as a mother, go figure 9 kids later!

When I had my first child Osama, I found out what unconditional and true love really meant. I could not imagine doing anything besides being a mom. I then could not imagine ever loving any person like I loved him, until Yusuf came along and I fell in love all over again.

I adore this big family and these amazing children, each one unique and special. Thank God I never went on the road and instead became a mom! I guess you could say I found my calling or it found me. I love all of the antics that play out in our family and so I had to share one today.

My little Soos who is pictured in the photo below, is quite the student, artsy, stylish and tenacious woman. She never lets her five brothers forget that she is a formidable force! This summer endless arguements ensued regarding household chores and time expended on helping out. Soos eagerly explained that she could do any outdoor job as well as they could, but could they cook the same as she did each day?

The boys had a good chuckle and insisted that she would not be able to do this hard work, of course this fueled her motivation further until weed whacking time.  Soos ran outside and grabbed the weed whacker trying to start it but it was clearly too heavy. The boys stood snickering at this tiny girl trying to show off her muscles, feeling quite vindicated in the process.

Grampa heard of  the incident and secretly bought her a gift, a battery operated weed whacker! She proudly started in with her trimming unaware of her attire! We all looked on in amazement as she trimmed and sculpted while wearing her baby doll dress (my nickname for it)  and sandals. This picture remains one of my favorites! Go Soos!

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  1. Lovely recall Lynn. Soos needs to make sure she doesn’t whack those toes!

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    September 22, 2017
  2. I love the yard work outfit – good to see I’m not the only one who thinks a dress is appropriate attire for all events in life!

    Liked by 4 people

    September 22, 2017
  3. Lovely photograph of Sooz and such a cute dress to weed-whack in. 😁

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    September 22, 2017
  4. Soos is definely a force to contend with, watch out brothers!

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    September 22, 2017
  5. Way to go Soos, don’t let those brothers put you down.
    Leslie

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    September 22, 2017
  6. Bravo! Why can’t you do yard work AND look cute doing it? She is awesome. 🙂

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    September 22, 2017
  7. Good for her! As the oldest with 3 younger brothers. i did the mowing and edging, hedge trimming etc and the car washing, but of course as the only girl, it also fell to me to iron all their shirts!

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    September 22, 2017
  8. Such a beautiful family…
    xx

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    September 22, 2017
  9. Lyn, you should add a link to Feminist Friday for this post. Great story. Go Soos and Grandpa.

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    September 22, 2017
  10. Yay for Soos! Women can do it. We only need the fitting instruments!!!

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    September 22, 2017
  11. And so…have the boys started cooking? (K)

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    September 22, 2017
    • The boys in the house dont know how to cook but the boys who have moved out cook. My son yusuf does all of the cooking at his house and his wife cleans up. They came up with this solution to her not liking cooking and him not thrilled with cleaning. It seems to work well!

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      September 22, 2017
  12. PS Do you still sing?

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    September 22, 2017
  13. Show ’em Soos! (But put some better shoes for the job on!) 😉

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    September 22, 2017
  14. Weed wacking in style. I’m loving it. I can hardly imagine you as a musician, on the road with the band, and not as the mother of that lovely bunch. Life steered you in the right direction, Lynn.

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    September 22, 2017
  15. What a fashionable way to weed whack.

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    September 22, 2017
  16. You’re a natural mom, Lynn. I remember that overwhelming feeling of love. It’s mind-blowing. Cute story and adorable picture! There is nothing like having the right tool for the job. 🙂

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    September 22, 2017
  17. Since my husband had a stroke, he can no longer do the weed whacking. I spent part of my afternoon today weed whacking with a battery-operated weed whacker. Such fun! (Not really, but I love my little light-weight whacker.)

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    September 22, 2017
  18. What a lovely family story!

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    September 22, 2017
  19. At first I wondered if I’d clicked back on my own post! lol! JK! 😉
    Soos is adorable!! You go, girl!!

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    September 22, 2017
  20. I love your big, beautiful family! What you all have been through and survived! And still all these beautiful smiles and so much love! You were clearly destined to be a mom! Best job in the universe (besides grandma!) 🙂 ❤

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    September 22, 2017
  21. She stood her ground and whacked the weeds 🙂

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    September 22, 2017
  22. So cute Lynn! They are special ones indeed. xoxxo b-2

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    September 23, 2017
  23. Nothing wrong with looking cute whilst weed whacking…just watch those delicate toes Soos 🙂 x

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    September 23, 2017
  24. And what a Mom you turned out to be. You have well and truly earned your rewards

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    September 23, 2017
  25. Reblogged this on Haddon Musings and commented:
    A fun story from Lyn about her daughter can do attitude.

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    September 23, 2017
  26. Found this through Haddon Musing. I don’t do dresses much but when a girl who likes to wear them needs to weed wack, seems like the perfect outfit! Go Soos!

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    September 23, 2017
  27. OMG, I can relate – I do a TON of weed whacking here in Florida. I wear boots, long sleeves and pants now when I do it. And I need to rest today, too much! It IS hard work. Glad Soos found her way to do it with her new weed whacker from Grandpa!

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    September 23, 2017
  28. Go girlie! That is a priceless story and she looks SO cute in modish outfit proving that we girls can outdo boys any day xxx

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    September 23, 2017
  29. See, that’s what I always say. We can look like a lady, but that doesn’t mean we behave like one. 🙂 Great post my friend.

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    September 23, 2017
  30. YOU GO SOOS! Good for grandpa for solving the only real problem – equipment designed for male upper body strength.

    Now, lets see what those boys can do in the kitchen. NO EXCUSE for not having at least basic kitchen skills, guys – which will take some practice. Take a page from your sister and step it up!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!

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    September 23, 2017
  31. You got to love a grandpa who stands behind his granddaughter against the boys….good for him…. and I am pretty sure she is taking after her strong mum!!!

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    September 24, 2017
  32. I think it will hard to find a more elegant and pretty weed whacker anywhere! 🙂 Very cute family story Lynn!

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    September 24, 2017
  33. Yeah! 😀😀What a great lass and I love her grit…the dress is gorgeous and why not wear it for gardening! Ahh.l love how her grampa got her a battery operated whacker… now my next question might seem rather silly but what is it for exactly? Is to take weeds out of the patio? I do that on my hands and knees with a special scraping tool…then just tug and pull! I would like to learn a new method kinder on knees and back!

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    September 26, 2017
    • No unforunately it doesn’t really help with those little weeds stuck in the patio, as far as I know. It is for tall grass and weed type grass that would be hard to pull. Yes that is hard on knees and back for sure! That is how I pull weeds too!

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      September 26, 2017

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